20 Easy Store-bought Recipes To Save Money

1 empty tube of deodorant 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 3 tablespoons of baking soda 2 tablespoons of shea butter 2 tablespoons of arrowroot (a natural food thickener) Essential oils (optional)

First, put the shea butter and coconut oil in a glass jar. Then place the jar in a pot of hot water, until both of these ingredients begin to melt slightly. Remove from the heat, and add the baking soda, powdered arrowroot and an essential oil of your choice (optional). If you don't have an arrowroot add a little more baking soda. Let the mixture cool completely in the jar (no need to put it in the fridge). Finally, put the result in empty deodorant tubes.

2. Shampoo recipe

30 g of cornstarch or cornstarch
4 teaspoons of 90 ° alcohol
3/4 cup of water
6 drops of tea tree essential oil

Take a funnel and pour all the ingredients into the spray bottle, starting with the cornstarch. Shake well and spray on your hair roots and parting. Then use a hair dryer for a minute or two to style your hair. This formula is perfect for blonde hair. For those with brown hair, add a pinch of cocoa powder.

3. Recipe for dry cleaning carpets

1 packet of bicarbonate (the quantity depends on the size of your carpet)
Essential oil of your choice
1 Tupperware

Mix a generous amount of essential oils with baking soda in a sprinkler container, which you can find here. Sprinkle this mixture liberally on your rugs and carpets to deodorize and dry clean them. Leave on for 15 min then vacuum.

4. Homemade detangling recipe

Hot water

Fill the spray bottle a quarter full of conditioner and the rest with warm water. To mix the two together well, do not fill the water bottle all at once. Apply conditioner and fill the bottle halfway with hot water. Shake to mix well and then top up with water. And don't forget to put a nice label on your bottle.

5. Recipe to eliminate poop odors

1 teaspoon of 90 ° alcohol
30 (or more) drops of essential oil
1 small vaporizer

Pour a teaspoon of 90 ° alcohol and about 30 drops of your favorite essential oils into the bottle. Lavender, sweet orange, rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass ... it's up to you to choose the oil that's right for you. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Finally, spray 3 to 5 times directly on the water in the toilet before sitting down. This will create a thin film of essential oil, which essentially acts as a barrier to all bad smells.

6. Recipe for removing scratches from wood

3 volumes of olive oil
1 volume of white vinegar

To make this recipe, simply mix 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts olive oil and wet a soft cloth with this mixture then rub it on the scratched parts of your wooden furniture. It couldn't be easier than this recipe.

7. Glass cleaner recipe

Cup of 90 ° alcohol
1/2 teaspoon of dish soap
Hot water
Spray bottle

The result of this recipe is about one liter of homemade glass cleaner, so plan to have a one liter spray bottle to store it. But if you don't have a large spray bottle, cut all amounts in half and use a smaller spray. Fill the bottle halfway with water. Add the other ingredients and add more with a little water. Shake the bottle well before spraying on your windows and mirrors.

8. Homemade stain remover recipe

20 cl of dishwashing liquid
20 cl of hydrogen peroxide
6 teaspoons of bicarbonate
25 cl of hot water < br> Spray bottle

Mix all these ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake, spray the stain a little and leave to act for 5 to 10 minutes. For stubborn stains, rub the miracle product on the fabric to make it penetrate the stains. Finally, put the garment in a machine with the rest of your soiled laundry, as usual.

9. Homemade makeup remover recipe

4 tablespoons of water
7 drops of sweet almond oil
1/4 teaspoon of baby shampoo < br> 1 bottle of 100 ml or more

Take all the ingredients and mix them in a bottle and shake it well before each use. Use this blend with cotton to gently remove makeup, especially around the eyes. If you don't have sweet almond oil, use another oil suitable for sensitive skin, such as coconut oil or even olive oil.

10. Anti-dust spray recipe

Cup of water
6 tablespoons of white vinegar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
15 drops of essential oil
Spray bottle

Take all the ingredients and mix them together in a spray. Shake it and then spray on the surfaces you need to dust. Then take a microfiber cloth to remove dust. You will see, this anti-dust works wonders on your wooden furniture.

11. Detox foot bath recipe

1 cup of Espom salt
1 cup of sea salt
2 cups of bicarbonate
A few drops of oil lavender essential
A large glass jar
A basin

Take a glass jar or other container in which to store your foot bath powder. To make this powder, just mix the salts and the bicarbonate in the container. To bathe, put about a quarter of this powder in the basin of hot water, to soak your feet. The water temperature should be as hot as possible.

12. Sugar scrub recipe

2.5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tablespoon baby oil
1/4 tablespoon baby gel
1 jar or other container

Combine the sugar, baby oil and baby gel and put everything in a glass jar or other container. And that's all ! For a more natural product, you can replace the powdered sugar with brown sugar, and the baby oil with coconut oil or coconut oil. > sweet almond .

13. Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner Recipe

1 tablespoon of squeezed lemon
1 tablespoon bicarbonate
Cup of water
1 spray bottle

To remove residue from your fruits and vegetables, it's really easy. Mix a little baking soda, squeezed lemon and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray on your fruits and vegetables. Rub to remove residue, then rinse with water.

14. Jewelry cleaner recipe

1 tablespoon of salt
Cup of hot water
1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
1 tablespoon of bicarbonate

Combine all three ingredients in the cup of hot water. Then, soak your jewelry to be cleaned in this mixture for 10 to 15 minutes, you can leave them for a longer time if their condition is really critical. To reach grooves and other difficult areas, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

15. Label remover recipe

1 part vegetable oil
1 part bicarbonate

To make a quick label peel, just mix vegetable oil and baking soda. Apply this mixture to label residue and let sit for 10 minutes then rinse with hot water. With the abrasive properties of bicarbonate, the oil will loosen all label residue. To make a thicker, more abrasive paste, add baking soda to the oil until you get the desired texture.

16. Cold remedy recipe

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of squeezed lemon

Take the three ingredients and mix them together in a cup. Then heat them in the microwave for 10 seconds. For best results, drink this mixture once a day until healing is achieved. However, remember to rinse your mouth with clean water after each cup because the particularly acidic mixture can attack the enamel of the teeth.

17. Recipe to prevent swimmer's ear infection

1 part of white vinegar
1 part of 90 ° alcohol

To prevent swimmer's ear infection in your ears, mix the same amount of white vinegar and 90 ° alcohol and then pour the mixture into an empty dropper. Put 4 drops in each ear after a day at the beach or in the pool. Please note, this remedy is not recommended if you already suffer from an ear infection. But it's great for preventing ear infections because alcohol helps dry the ears and the white vinegar kills bacteria.

18. Ant-control recipe

Cup of hot water
30 g of sugar
30 g of bicarbonate

Combine the sugar, baking soda and hot water in a small bowl. Then, soak one or more cotton balls and put it in strategic places where the ants pass. The best would be to put the soaked cotton on a piece of baking paper, so as not to dirty your floor. Let the ants devour this poison, and you will see their numbers drop dramatically in no time.

19. Weedkiller recipe

3 l of white vinegar
100 g of salt
1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid

Put all the ingredients in a plastic container and mix them together. Then pour the resulting mixture into a spray and spray on the weeds. This product works even better in the sun, so for added effectiveness, spray it in the morning.

20. Mosquito repellent recipe

14 drops of essential oil of citronella
14 drops of essential oil of purification
Cup of distilled water
Spray bottle

Mix all the ingredients in the bottle and shake it well before each use. Apply liberally to skin and clothing, but avoid getting it on the face. If mosquitoes continue to bite, add more essential oil to your mixture.